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Christianity &Islam Johnson on 16 Feb 2009 12:57 am

When religion destroys basic freedoms

In this case, the basic freedom that religion is destroying is freedom of speech. Two examples:

1) Dutch MP refused entry to Britain

His crime? He called the Koran a “fascist book”.

2)
Pair held for ‘offending Islam’

Their crime?

The editor and publisher of a top English-language Indian daily have been arrested on charges of “hurting the religious feelings” of Muslims.

The Statesman’s editor Ravindra Kumar and publisher Anand Sinha were detained in Calcutta after complaints.

Muslims said they were upset with the Statesman for reproducing an article from the UK’s Independent daily in its 5 February edition.

The article was entitled: “Why should I respect these oppressive religions?”

It concerns the erosion of the right to criticise all religions.

In it, the author, Johann Hari, writes: “I don’t respect the idea that we should follow a ‘Prophet’ who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn’t follow him.”

For more examples, please see Religion is ridiculous

3 Responses to “When religion destroys basic freedoms”

  1. on 16 Feb 2009 at 11:53 am 1.Tommy said …

    Some religions just don’t get irony, do they.

    Mormons and Prop 8 is another good example.

  2. on 18 Feb 2009 at 11:20 am 2.Anonymous said …

    Geert Wilders’ Party Explodes after Expulsion

  3. on 05 Jul 2009 at 4:42 am 3.OMG! said …

    I do not belong to the church of Barak Obama.

    Sounds like you do.

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